Accession Number:

ADA499996

Title:

Design Issues of a Mind Snaps Implementation

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jul 2008-Jan 2009

Corporate Author:

SET CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The intelligence analysis process consists of a complex, iterative, highly-branched sequence of information gathering and processing steps. Throughout the process, the analyst needs to refer to the hypotheses and information he or she was manipulating at previous points in the process. A key enabler for the analytic process would be to provide analysts with semantic bookmarks, i.e., a mechanism that would allow them to return to a particular point in the analysis and recreate the complete context they had at that time. A key element of the programmatic vision for the next phase of IARPAs A-SpaceX program is to define, explore, and implement such semantic bookmarks, which are referred to as Mind Snaps. We have completed a short approximately six months seedling to explore the Mind Snaps concept, focusing on answering several research questions. The answers to these questions will serve not only to better define and understand Mind Snaps, but also guide possible programmatic goals.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE